Mr. McTaggart, who just retired last year from the accounting firm, said he would stand for office in George Town where he grew up and his father ‘Uncle Bill’ McTaggart’s hardware store is located.
“Over the last few years, I, like my fellow Caymanians, have seen our country being led off course by two successive governments that clearly lack the ability to lead our country effectively,” Mr. McTaggart said. “In more recent times, the examples of overspending, allegations of corruption and a lack of competent leadership have led to increasing debt, fiscal deficits and dysfunction in government. It is time for Caymanians who are qualified and able, to step up and give back to a country and its people who have done so much, for so many, with so little.
“I will work to ensure that the people of George Town and the Cayman Islands are afforded every opportunity they need to earn their place in our community and I’ll put my financial experience to work for the people of the Cayman Islands, developing policies to grow our economy in a positive and sustainable way, put an end to excessive and wasteful spending – and ensure that we reinstate the high quality of life that our people once enjoyed, expect and deserve.”
Mr. McTaggart has identified some of the top issues of national importance as being;
*The growing unemployment rate of Caymanians.
*Building and improving on successful educational programs within the local schools to ensure the future for our fellow Caymanians within our businesses and communities.
*Re-establishing credibility and stability within our government and financial sectors.
Mr. McTaggart is a former chairman of the board at Cayman Airways, a member of the Commission for Standards in Public Life and chairman of the Young Caymanian Leadership Foundation. He has been active in many roles in the community from serving in several roles with the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce, including two years as president. He has also been the Treasurer of the Church of Christ.
Mr. McTaggart is married and is the father of three daughters.